TAYLOR, Mich. - The eastbound lanes of I-94 at Middlebelt Road reopened at about 6 p.m. after a fiery crash Saturday closed the freeway for hours.
According to Michigan State Police, at around 12:30 p.m. calls were made about a box truck that was on fire in the wooded area of the right ditch of eastbound I-94 and Ecorse Road in Taylor. Firefighters were unable to locate the driver.
A search was conducted, and the driver, a 45-year-old man from Detroit, was located and pronounced dead at the scene.
Traffic Crash: Metro South is investigating a traffic crash shutting down the freeway on eastbound I 94. Traffic is being ramped off at Middlebelt. Waiting on more information. pic.twitter.com/PybDlc9dl6 — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 9, 2019
Upon a search of the area the driver was located and was pronounced dead on scene by the Fire Department. East bound I 94 is being shut down at Middlebelt Rd. for the investigation. — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 9, 2019
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